One night in November, Dan and I had tears in our eyes laughing about what our 2014 year in review would look like if we typed it up as we did last year.
January: We are absolutely certain our adopted sons will come home this year
March: An ER trip due to a “migraine” ends in a tumor diagnosis and brain surgery for Natalie
Also March: Traumatized by being away from us, Oscar starts pooping in the house again
April: Now Natalie’s mom has a brain tumor
June: We eat a lot of fast food and spend a lot of time a) watching TV or b) laying at the Y pool instead of working out
July: On a layover in Baltimore, Natalie freaks out, convinced our plane will crash, and suggests we drive to Maine (It did not, and we did not)
September: Everyone thinks our children will come home this month, but they do not
November: We gain back nearly all the weight we lost doing Whole 30
So, yeah, no traditional year in review timeline in the mail or on my blog this year. This year was so not ideal, I was attempted to deviate from the traditional homemade HAPPY NEW YEAR banner for a GOOD RIDDANCE banner.
And goodness gracious, I’m just not in to talking about goals anymore. Blog five times a week? Make more money? Train for a marathon? Cook farm-to-table meals for my family? (I’m a little feisty today. I just cleaned up another dog poop in the house incident.)
I want to just live deeply and expectantly this year. It’s going to be a day in, day out, ever-evolving mission. It will likely be tripped up by challenges not even yet on my radar. And still, still He is good. And still I have so much joy about this past year and the year to come.
So, Happy New Year? Good Riddance? I don’t know. But at least it’s now 2015.